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Restoring an Old Swimming Pool

Last year, I purchased a wonderful property which was located in an old town just south of Sydney. The property had been constructed in the 1920s and still looked absolutely wonderful. However, the pool had not been used for many years and it was in a very bad condition. The concrete was cracked and chipped, and weeds had grown up and pressed through the cracks in the pool surface. I called in a pool contractor who assessed the condition of the pool and then carried out renovation work. I am really pleased with the work and I learnt lots of cool things about looking after my pool.

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Pool Heating

Many people love to swim. Some people go to the pool for relief from the harsh summer heat. For others, it is therapy, their little way of getting some relaxation. Swimming pools have surely become a necessity in many homes. But what do you do when it is autumn or when it's too cold and you really need that swim? Pool heating can solve that for you.

Strategies for pool heating

There are many ways to heat your pool.  Some of these ways include the use of heat pumps, gas heaters, pool covers and solar heaters. You are advised to look into the dynamics behind each of these methods before settling for one way or another to heat your pool. 

Solar heating system

This is done using the heat from the sun. This is, of course, the most cost friendly and perhaps the most efficient way to heat your pool. Matting is placed on the roof to absorb heat from the sun. A boost pump then forces water to circulate through this mat before returning warm water to the pool. This process continues running till water in the pool reaches the desired temperature, after which a digital controller turns the system off and on again when need be.

Gas heaters

This option works very well within a short period of time and is most convenient for spas and rented pools. Gas heaters use propane fuel or natural gas. The gas is burned in a combustion chamber and the heat is then transferred by a heat exchanger to the pool.

Heat pumps

Heat pumps rely solely on electricity and can maintain the water temperature regardless of the weather conditions. 

Heat covers

This method works by reducing evaporation, thus reducing heat loss and in turn increasing pool temperature. It is the most economical of all pool heating strategies. It also goes a long way in keeping the pool clean by preventing debris and dust from filling the pool. Heating a swimming pool may consume a lot of effort and additional expenses. However, by simply installing an effective pool heater, assisted by pool covers, managing the water temperature and installing an energy-efficient pump will provide inexpensive, quality pool heating. Therefore, your pool can be enjoyed with friends every season of the year, making your investment in a swimming pool not seem such a drain on your family's finances.

Contact a professional to learn more.